Tag: Houston Astros

Go To Blazes Carlos Beltrán, You Tommy Two Face SOB

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HELL – In this world, the Devil doesn’t wear Prada. He wears Mets orange & blue. And down here, the line to get into this very popular nightclub, Eternally Damned, is rife with the Amazins’ colors, largely for things these doomed denizens did after their failed Flushing purgatory. Case in point, Carlos Iván Beltrán – […]

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The Teams Affected By Houston Astros Cheating Scandal

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“So, when Boston beat Houston that year in the playoffs, did they decide not to cheat on each other?” -Buddy Diaz SPANISH HARLEM – Cam James had a great article yesterday that spoke about the penalties facing the Houston Astros regarding their cheating scandal… or lack thereof. Sure, manager A.J. Hinch was fired, along with […]

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The Baseball Cheaters: Ban. Them. All.

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DENVER, CO – Stiff. Astonishing. Harsh. Hard-line. Unprecedented. These are all adjectives used to describe the punishment received by the Houston Astros. All of them are inaccurate, though, particularly the most overused word in the sports world in the past week; unprecedented. Is it unprecedented that a baseball team was fined and had draft picks […]

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The New York Yankees Get Their Man, Gerrit Cole! Brian Cashman GaGa

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees have loved Gerrit Cole for a long time now. They drafted him in 2008 but lost him to the UCLA Bruins. They longed for him two years ago, when the organization had an opportunity to trade for him, that didn’t good well as the Pittsburgh Pirates preferred the […]

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Corporate Recruiter CC Sabathia, PLUS… Knicks David Fizdale on Hot Seat

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SPANISH HARLEM – CC Sabathia has retired, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t still consider himself a New York Yankee. On his podcast with Ryan Rucco (CC Sabathia’s Farewell to the Yankees), they talked about his love for the team and how he will continue to provide support for his former teammates. There has […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Presidential Booing and Boobs, Good Times in DC for Game 5 of the World Series

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Washington, DC: World Series Game 5 was quite a spectacle. The Astros won the game, but there was something for everyone in this one. Bail for the Chief Don the Con was booed loudly and greeted with chants of “lock him up.” RIP, respect for the office of the President. In a weak and transparent […]

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NFL Trade Deadline, GM Tirades, Is Buffalo In NY?

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS –  Another beautiful week is in the books. This means I am up and there is not much to touch on. I will skip the World Series cause I really haven’t been paying attention. The NBA season just started so we have like 9 month before the games matter. Hockey can […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Post-Mortem, Fingers of Blame, Refuting Lazy Storylines

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SUCKSVILLE, NY – After a brutal, nut punch, rollercoaster loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS, the fingers of blame are pointing. In what was billed as a battle of the Yankees bullpen vs the Astros starters, most seem content to let that be the consensus narrative. The Yankees lost because they […]

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Thoughts on Yankees vs Astros, ALCS Key Players

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SPANISH HARLEM – This series couldn’t have started better from a Yankees standpoint. The Houston Astros were [not] fresh off a 5-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays, and came into game one of the ALCS looking off. The Bombers weren’t going to face Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole until game two and three – […]

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Big Ben: Questionable Yankees ALCS Roster, NFL Missteps re Flags, PI Challenge

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BRONX, NY: You’re probably here expecting a boring 1,500 words on the Yankees’ chances. Not today my loyal reader(s)… But I’ll find some way to bore you, rest assured. Let’s go with the Yankees ALCS Roster and stupidity re the NFL Flag-Fest & Pass Interference Challenge Rule. Houston, We Have a Roster Problem Instead of […]

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